Skip to main content

The uncertain location of electrons - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

865,104 Views

22,600 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

The tiny atoms that make up our world are made up of even tinier protons, neutrons and electrons. Though the number of protons determines an atom's identity, it’s the electrons -- specifically, their exact location outside the nucleus -- that particularly perplex scientists. George Zaidan and Charles Morton show how to make an educated guess of where those itty-bitty freewheeling electrons might be.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator George Zaidan, Charles Morton
  • Artist Harj Bains
  • Animator Henry Chung, Rob Thomson
  • Composer Graham Silcock
  • Narrator George Zaidan

More from Actions and Reactions